Sea View – Alastair’s Photo Fiction

AnElephantCant stay away from the sea side
He just loves to have a wee splash
When he sees Alastair’s pic
He thinks double quick
And decides to have a bit of a bash

 This is a weekly invitation to write a short piece of fiction (c. 150 words) based on a photo prompt (below) provided by Alastair.

The link takes you to some excellent stuff by excellent writers.
Or you can hang about here and read AnElephant’s humble offering.
It is brilliant!
Well, his Mummy thinks so.

Copyright Alastair Forbes

Copyright Alastair Forbes

Sea View

The apartment is perfect.
Well, just about.
It is nearly big enough.
They can almost afford it.
It is in the area they want.
And it has a balcony.
With a sea view!
Not a very good sea view, admittedly, not one you can enjoy while you sit not quite seeing the sun because of the building opposite.
An office block.
Block – how very apt!
And it is empty all weekend.
But the sea view!
If you lean out just a bit, well, quite a lot, there it is.
The ocean.
So she leans out, laughing, excited.
He bends and catches her ankle.
The apartment is perfect.

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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12 Responses to Sea View – Alastair’s Photo Fiction

  1. Penny L Howe says:

    I would like to think that just maybe, he catches her ankle to save her from falling, because they are so in love, but that’s the dreamer in me I guess! Nicely written. xo

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  2. emmylgant says:

    I love the way you close the loops in your stories. The apartment is perfect… I am thinking life insurance… but that’s what I do with your stories: You give me a running start, a complete frame with connect the dots and a mystery number revealed at the end in 100 wrds. Then, I embroider whatever I feel like in my mind…or not.
    Formidable, comme toujours. Tu es l’As, sans aucun doute.

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  3. Gabriela says:

    ”not one you can enjoy while you sit not quite seeing” and ”If you lean out just a bit, well, quite a lot, there it is” got to be my favorite lines as they give you things to think about.

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  4. summerstommy2 says:

    Your mummy is right sir elephant. I like the catching her ankle.

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  5. Alastair says:

    Haha 😀 How long before he doesn’t catch her ankle 😉

    Excellent story my friend

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